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. hassan is representing himself. the team appointed to help him says he wants the death penalty. they cannot assist him with that goal. the judge will hold a hearing with hassan and the lawyers. >>> a drone strike killed six al qaeda militants. this is the sixth in two weeks. that, as officials say they stopped an al qaeda plot aimed at gas. officials tell cnn it does not appear this was connected to the threat that led to a travel warning. >>> 19 diplomatic posts remain closed this morning after an al qaeda threat was intercepted, leaving intelligence officials on edge. consulates are expected to remain shut through saturday as the state department exercises an abundance of caution. >> connected to this, cargo coming into this country on planes from europe, the middle east and africa is being screened twice. a trade group tells cnn they told airlines to look over every piece of cargo multiple times to nothing is left unscreened. this is over an al qaeda strike. >>> there are big problems at the crippled fukushima plant in japan. they are admitting 300 tons of highly radioactive
up sooner than expected. army major nadal hassan has only cross examined two of the witnesses called friday. they remember the terrifying moment the two opened fire. many thought it was a training exercise. hassan admits to killing 13 people and wounding 31 others in the 2009 rampage. hassan is charged with murder and could face the death penalty. >> the sister of an american missionary prisoner in north korea is begging the u.s. to help bring him home. her brother is having serious het problems and lost more than 50 pounds. he was arrested back in november accused of activities against the government. he was sentenced to hard labor and north korea is using his health problems as a bargaining chip to spark negotiations with the united states. >> extreme weather alert for you at daybreak in colorado crews will continue searching for a woman last seen clinging to a tree during flash flood and mud slide that left at least one person dead. witnesses saw the young women they describe her as having blonde hair on friday as they fled the rushing waters near colorado springs. two other peopl
fans can take a page from the business section. not very nice, though. >>> army major nidal hassan gunned down dozens of people at fort hood and now he wants to be the next to die. they want off the case because they say hassan himself wants to be executed. ed lavandera covering the court-martial in texas for us. ed, what is the very latest on this? >> good morning. we are waiting for court procedure proceedings to bedwgin this morning. this is after everything was dramatically shut down in the courtroom yesterday after the three attorneys that are essentially standing by major hassan's side, he is acting as his own attorney, but the military has invited three attorneys that help him guide through any legal procedural issues. they are not actually speaking in the courtroom because hasan has been doing it. those three attorneys started voicing concerns. hasan is trying to help the prosecution to ensure that he gets the death penalty and those attorneys don't feel like they can stand by and watch that happen. as soon as the attorney said that the judge shut everything down and put in
emotional testimony in the court-martial trial of nadal hassan. the former army psychiatrist who admitted opening fire at the fort hood army base in 2009. today, survivors of the rampage taking the witness stand and recalling the complete horror of the day. after the judge ruled hasan could continue to represent himself and his standby defense team would not be taken off the case. jeffrey king is a military lawyer, former marine judded a -- advocate. mr. king, let me start with you because of your background. the judge made the right decision here. correct? these standby lawyers are just that. they stand by and they offer answers to hasan whenever he wants them. otherwise they're really not involved. >> right. the judge made the order a while ago when she agreed to allow hasan to defend himself. but she said if you're going to do this, i'm going to have your defense team standing by, on the sidelines, watching everything, hearing every witness so if he needed some assistance they would be ready to step in. and now they have gone to the court and said, you know, we're watching him put his
at the military trial of the accused fort hood shooter, nidal hassan. the major asked to represent himself and now his attorney saying they want off the case. the judge just responded. hang on. >>> the military trial of the accused gunman in the fort hood massacre resumed after a dramatic request from lawyers on standby to help for the defense. these lawyers asked the court to take them off the case. they say this guy, major hasan, appears to be trying to get the death penalty. the judge said no. the judge ereduce to allow them to take control of his defense. the army major is accused of murdering 13 soldiers and wounding more than 30 in 2009. he is acting as his own lawyer but the court appointed the defense attorneys to be ready if he needs them. however, those lawyers say the judge is forcing them to violate their responsibilities. casey stiegel is at fort hood. there was a heated exchange, it's my understanding, huh? >> it was interesting and all over the judge forcing this standby counsel to remain working on this case, sort of serving is consultants to major hasan, walking him through proced
] now where's the snooze button? >>> 13 minutes past the hour. the trial of army major hassan is back on. a judge ruling the ft. hood suspect can continue representing himself while ordering his legal team to stay on as advisers as well. the attorneys caused a delay asking the judge to remove them from the case. they believe the defendant is trying to secure a death sentence. >>> two friends of tsarnaev stand accused of making off with a laptop and backpack from the room after he told them to take what is there. they face charges and could spend up to 25 years in prison if convicted. >>> a man who plotted to blow up the federal reserve building in new york with a 9,000 pound bomb. the 24-year-old blames his radicalization on a childhood stammering problem and a cheating girlfriend. he claims to now love america insisting he rejected radical islam. >>> to texas and a shooting spree in dallas that left four dead. the funman was a 44-year-old special education teacher and former member of a hip hop dance troop that performs at dallas mavericks games. the women he killed were his e stranged
and army major nidal hasan got under way after four years and $5 million to prepare for the trial. hassan murdered 13 people and unborn child and wounded 32 others in a cold- blooded massacre in fort hood, texas. he continues to receive a military pay which amounts to south of $300,000. we have paid his medical bills and provide him with legal assistance and extraordinary security measures. equally disturbing, despite military rules that prohibit the growing of a beard he will do so in order to accommodate his muslim faith. he will be allowed to pray and read the quoran. and christians are told to remove references on their facebook pages and chaplains ordered not to pray in the name of jesus. and takedown signs that quote a president that said there are no atheist in foxholes because that might be offensive to atheist. it appears there would not be christians and jews in the foxholes because they would be drummed out of the military service. >> we should accommodate them if they serve in the military. the first amendment is freedom to believe and worship and even disagree. but why are th
, adequately protected. >>> hassan pathologist testified he shot five victims while they were lying helplessly on the ground. he fired 12 rounds on a soldier. he's charged with killed 13 and wounding 30 others in the worst mass shooting ever in a u.s. military base. >>> a tropical annoyance over mexico. forecasters say it could bring a lot of rain to the gulf course over the weekend. indra is tracking it. you are busy. >> yeah. first, i want to show you erin. it's 1-mile-per-hour over tropical storm pace. plus, i want to show the location. next week, it dissipates into a depression. we are focusing on something that has not been named yet. let's look at the peninsula. a 50% chance it develops into something. regardless, look at the moisture sucked into florida. look at the tropical moisture. look at the track. it's different than yesterday. it's going to push into texas. keep that in mind for next week. for this weekend, it has a bigger impact. the reason for that, that stationary front that drenches the southeast. that is still here. we are pulling in all the tropical moisture with it. the lo
abducted children that there is always hope. >>> the court marshall of nadal hassan is on hold. he is representing himself and has defense lawyers to help him. those lawyers say hasan wants to be sentenced to death. >>> president obama has schedule cancelled talks with putin. 360 follow the two young boys in canada who were apparently killed by a 100-pound python died from asphyxiation. they were found dead monday morning. so very sad. >> indeed. thank you very much. appreciate it. >>> just ahead, they chose prayer over medical care for their children. not once but twice. both times with deadly results. now they are facing murder charges whiechl did they get off easy the first time is the question. we are keeping them honest ahead. r for paying late. that's great! it is great! thank you. at discover, we treat you like you'd treat you. get the it card with late payment forgiveness. here we honor the proud thaccomplishmentsss. of our students and alumni. people like, maria salazar, an executive director at american red cross. or garlin smith, video account director at yahoo. and for
it was time for them to testify and when it would be time for major hassan to cross-examine them. staff sergeant lunsford was not cross-examined when major hasan was given a chance yesterday to ask him questions. he passed on the opportunity. major hasan asked very few questions of almost about a dozen witnesses on the witness stand yesterday. so it was clearly going to be as his own advice counsel is saying, he was just kind of standing by and letting prosecutors get every word in throughout the day yesterday, which learly led to the situation that we're at here today. but i just want to be clear and clarify one thing. there is a limited number of seating inside the courtroom reserved for news media every day. this building you see behind me is set up for the bigger crowd of news media to watch on a circuit feed we have set up there. after all of this has happened, that feed has gone quiet and the judge is meeting with the attorneys now. so nothing that we can see. we're standing by to wait and see what's going to happen next as the judge is meeting with attorneys and trying to figure
should respond to iran's new president hassan rowhani. >> we turn to iran. they have a new president. some thing he's a moderate. >> yes. >> do you think there's such a thing? >> when you're talking about a moderate in iran you're talking a very narrow as spegts of it. perhaps the good news is rowhani really does have a belief that he needs to change the internal politics of iran that he needs to give a little bit more face to the people of iran that he needs to fix the economy, perhaps through that you can get some openings on the foreign policy side but i would not begin to believe that this is someone who's going to meadably begin to change the foreign policy. >> but should the united states take advantage of what might be a small opening with him, and if so, what should they do? >> first of all, keep in place the sanctions that are there so that they're continues to be pressure for change in iran. secondly by all means, make iran the aur that has been made repeatedly since 2006 and see if the change in circumstances politically in iran and the fact that th
, wounded 30 more in a massacre four years ago at ft. hood in texas. now there are concerns nidal s hassan wants to die. he's acting as his own attorney but he's is surrounded by a team of lawyers. they're giving him legal counsel throughout the trial. today they filed a motion with the judge saying they want no part in helping him achieve what they believe is his goal here. to die. why? that goal according to his lawyers is the death penalty. hasan has denied it standing up in this courtroom today, calling it, quote a twist of the facts. the jury was not present during that exchange. but in the end, the judge calmed a recess until tomorrow while she considers the lawyers' request to reduce their role in this case. >>> russia, now. russia officially snubbed president obama, canceling plans to meet with president putin for a summit in moscow next month. quote, we have informed the russian government that it would be more constructive to postpone the summit until we have more results from our shared agenda. it goes on, the rare diplomatic cold shoulder here seen as retribution. the two count
high marks could have ended hassan's career. there was also powerful testimony from one man hasan shot seven times, sergeant alonzo lunsford described seeing hasan in uniform screaming allah akbar before committing mass murder. lunsford stared directly at hasan at times, but hasan decided not to question him. outside the courtroom, there is a renewed effort to convince the government to classify nidal hasan's crime as an act of domestic terrorism since right now it is still considered workplace violence, which is a distinction that prevents victims and their families from getting critical benefits. >> nobody believes it's workplace violence, even his perpetrator has said he's a terrorist and meant to kill and doesn't like america. >> today will be day two of hasan's court-martial and the proceedings could take several weeks or even a few months. back to you. >> steve: all right. thank you very much. >> gretchen: the embassies around the world, much of africa and toward indonesia have been closed down, remain on high alert. the president decided to use late night tv on jay leno to talk
whether dimaggio might be their biological father. >>> closing arguments psychiatrist turned killer hassan argued against allowing the jury to discuss lesser charges. he offered no defense and did not testify. >>> the national archives released the final watergate tapes on the day four of his top advisers resigned, caught on tape saying he would never talk about watergate again and received phone calls of support. >>> got to show you this incredible video of a sinkhole swallowing an entire row of trees in assumption parish, louisiana. this sinkhole has been expanding for over a year. officials think it was caused by the drilling of a well into an underground salt mine. it's shocking to watch this happen just before your eyes and after a while it's like nothing happened. >> you're sure it wasn't a gator. >> sure it wasn't a gator-nado. >> i've watched "swamp people." >> we will have an investigation. >> shoot 'em, shoot 'em! i watch large amounts of reality shows. >> we need an intervention. indra, kate? >> believe me this is the least of my problems. >> no kidding. indra is keeping track o
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